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About FME    |   April 14, 2014   |   By Tiana Warner

Import Your Data to Google Maps Engine – Atlas Unbound!

Google Maps Gallery is an online atlas meant to unlock geospatial information from organizations across the globe. Alongside the ArcGIS Open Data initiative, it’s an exciting time for atlases. The City of Edmonton is a Google Maps Gallery early adopter, and my favorite map of theirs has to be this map of tree species. 311,000 […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
FME
About FME    |   April 10, 2014   |   By Stewart Harper

FME Cloud is not vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160, AKA Heartbleed

The engineering team at FME Cloud has been working to assess the impact for our customers in the wake of April 7th’s disclosure of CVE-2014-0160, known as Heartbleed. We joined nearly every service provider on the Internet responding to this critical vulnerability in OpenSSL’s handling of heartbeat packets and conducted a comprehensive security review in […]

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Stewart Harper
DATA
About Data    |   April 9, 2014   |   By Tiana Warner

9 Reasons You Should Have a Data Integration Plan

Data integration means combining information from various sources into something useful. It’s about efficiently managing data and making it available to those who need it. Both a technical and a business process, IBM defines it as “discovery, cleansing, monitoring, transforming and delivery of data from a variety of sources.” Below are 9 reasons why integrating […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
FME
About FME    |   April 7, 2014   |   By Mark Ireland

FME 2014 Special: Core Updates – Nulls, Reprojection, and Snapping

One of the reasons it’s so great to work at Safe is that we’re always looking to the next big thing and working hard to stay ahead of technology trends. FME Cloud is a great example.

The same forward thinking applies to what we do with the core engine of FME. If you think FME technology is cutting edge, the core team are already off over the horizon talking about Minkowski Sums and Determinant Multiplicativity.

For 2014 the FME core got major updates in three different areas: nulls, snapping, and reprojection.

Author:
Mark Ireland
FME
About FME    |   April 4, 2014   |   By Stewart Harper

FME Cloud Price Reduction

We are excited to announce, effective April 1st, we are reducing FME Cloud prices by up to 38%. Not only are we reducing the price, but we are also upgrading several of the instances to run on much more powerful hardware with SSD disks and more CPU cores. Price Drops As we have previously stated, […]

Author:
Stewart Harper
DATA
About Data    |   March 31, 2014   |   By Don Murray

DynamoDB and S3 – Using Geohashes to Give Location to Big Data

When I think about Big Data, I immediately think of the cloud and Amazon Web Services. When it comes to big data the AWS service that I am most excited about is  Amazon’s DynamoDB.  Amazon DynamoDB is a cloud-based, NoSQL database that was designed from the ground up to support Big Data. After reading Yosuke Matsua’s […]

Author:
Don Murray
FME
About FME    |   March 26, 2014   |   By Tiana Warner

FME 2014 SP1 Release: What We’ve Been Up To

Ten weeks have passed since we released FME 2014. A lot can happen in ten weeks. A whole day passed on Mercury. Somewhere, a dog had puppies. And enough happened with FME to warrant the release of a new service pack. This post covers new and updated functionality in FME Desktop 2014 SP1 and FME […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
FME
About FME    |   March 25, 2014   |   By Stewart Harper

Using the Twitter Stream API to Visualize Tweets on Google Maps

This post will walk through how to stream geotagged tweets onto a Google Map using Node.js. The end result is a real-time heat map depicting where in the world people are tweeting from. Step 1 : Coding the Application The application can be downloaded in full from Github. It has two main parts: the server-side […]

Author:
Stewart Harper
DATA
About Data    |   February 25, 2014   |   By Tiana Warner

3 Tips for Total CAD-GIS Integration

Translating from CAD to GIS and back can feel a little like a game of “telephone”. You know the game: you whisper a message around a circle and the last person says the message aloud—and the final message is always something way off. Likewise, by the time data gets back to its original format, we’ve […]

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Tiana Warner
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